Carthy, Hardy, Farrell and Young
"Four of the finest female players in British folk music, Eliza Carthy, Bella Hardy, Lucy Farrell and Kate Young bring together passion, soul and an enormous amount of talent. Their quartet fiddle playing and tight four part harmonies, with rhythms in voices and bows, revive old favourites and initiate brand new songs.
Eliza Carthy is one of the most decorated performers of her generation. Twice nominated for the Mercury Prize she has worked with the likes of Nick Cave, Paul Weller and Rufus Wainwright and is a regular on BBC radio and television, including multiple appearances on Later...with Jools Holland.
BBC Folk Award winner Bella Hardy has received great acclaim for the soaring and captivating voice which inhabits her characters and spins her stories with an equal balance of strength and sensitivity. Lucy Farrell is one of England's finest young songwriters and a double BBC Folk Award nominee, while Scotland's rising folk pioneer, Kate Young, explores a wealth of traditional and world music."